Welcome / Introduction 

Off the back of yet another highly successful event in February this year we are celebrating the announcement of Big White Ski Resort hosting the 9th installment of the Para Snowboard World Cup event, ‘Welcome to Paradise’, at Big White Ski Resort, British Columbia. Welcome to Paradise will be a Banked Slalom race.

Big White is taking on the challenge to make a Para World Cup happen in December, this will require a tremendous effort on their team and shows how passionate they are to bring the Para World Cup back to Big White.

We are incredibly happy to see our Para snowboard family back at Big White ski resort for the 2022-2023 season. Big White Ski Resort is the home of the Para Snowboard World Cup in Canada and a consistent event on the global tour. Anyone that has not witnessed one of these events should definitely experience it at least one time in their life.

About Big White

The Resort hosted their first edition back in 2013 and have championed the Para Snowboard events in Canada. Canada Snowboard will work in partnership with BC Snowboard to deliver its 9th World Cup. The resort has hosted these events in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 (Para World Championships), 2018, 2019, 2020, (2021 canceled due to COVID) and 2022



  • Annual snowfall of 750cm (24.5 feet)
  • Average daytime high of -5C (23F)
  • Total resort area exceeds 7,300 acres, with over 2,700 acres patrolled, 900 acres groomed and over 1,500 acres of alpine and glades
  • 119 runs, of which 35 are green, 44 are blue, and 40 black and double black
  • Canada’s second largest lifting system with 16 lifts in operation, including a Gondola, Tube Park carpet and three beginner-area carpets
  • Total uphill capacity of 28,700 skiers and snowboarders per hour
  • Western Canada’s largest night skiing area • Find our full list of mountain stats here.

Schedule* Dec 16 Training Camp has been canceled. 


  • Friday Dec 16 Arrival Day
  • Saturday Dec 17 NorAM & WC Training-Official
  • Sunday Dec 18 NorAM & WC Training-Official
  • Monday  Dec 19 BSL NorAM & WC Event #1
  • Tuesday Dec 20 BSL NorAM & WC Event #2
  • Wednesday Dec 21 Departure Day

Registration, Quotas and Fees

Registration for the World Cups will be done online through the FIS Para Registration and Entry system

Deadline for entry: 

  • Entries by number open 12 weeks prior to the event
  • Entries by number close 3 weeks prior to the event
  • Entries by name open 3 weeks prior to the event
  • Entries by name closed 1 week prior to the event

Race and Training Day Fees: 

Camp Days:  $40CAN
Race Days:  $40CAN

Invoices will be forwarded to Nations and must be paid prior to first day on snow


Accommodation Package Includes

5 night accommodation at the Inn at Big White

                                    Arrival:           December 16, 2022

                                    Departure:     December 21, 2022

Meal Vouchers:          Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for 5 days

Lift Tickets:                Day Tickets for:  December 17-20, 2022



The Organizers ask that rooms be booked on a double or triple occupancy basis where possible (triple rooms are limited).

The Inn at Big White is situated in the Big White Village Centre with excellent resort access featuring Superior Hotel Rooms and 1 Bedroom Suites. 

·      Amenities include breathtaking views, outdoor pool and hot tub, games room, fitness center, heated underground parking & ski locker storage.

·      All hotel rooms are equipped with new 40-inch HDTVs and provided with TELUS Optik TV and in-room internet access is high speed (15Mbps), wireless, private and secure.

·      Each hotel room has its own Galley Kitchen which includes an induction cooker, mini-refrigerator, microwave and sink.  Dishes, cookware and utensils are included.

·       Full details on Inn at Big White accommodations can be found here:  Inn at Big White


Meal Plan

Our meal plan will be provided by various restaurants throughout the Big White Village. Vouchers will be provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner for each day to be used at restaurant(s) of your choice.

Meal Plan is included in package rates.  Vouchers will be provided in your package at sign in.


Lift Tickets

Lift Tickets for December 17, 18, 19 and 20 are included in the package rates.  Lift Tickets will be provided in your package at sign in.


How to book Accommodation Package

Complete Reservation Form; email to opfabj@gryhf.arg prior to November 24, 2022

Invoice will be provided for payment and will include Race Fees.

Accommodation Packages and Race Fees MUST BE PAID in full by December 7, 2022


Special Requests

If you require additional nights, please email opfabj@gryhf.arg  as soon as possible.  We will attempt to book the additional nights in the same room as your accommodation package.

If you require a different type of accommodation, have questions about accessibility requirements, please email opfabj@gryhf.arg  prior to November 24, 2022.



Teams are responsible for transportation to/from airport.

Airport Shuttle & Transportation | Big White Ski Resort Ltd.

Transportation | Kelowna International Airport


Vehicles are not necessarily needed for transportation at Big White.  

Here is the link to the Big White Ski Resort Maps:  Maps | Big White Ski Resort Ltd.



All traveling parties may  need to have a valid Canadian Visa.  The organizing committee will provide a specific visa invitation to the competitors.  Please contact   for invitation letters. 

A table including the following information for all participants needs to be included with email: 

  • Last and first names
  • Date of birth 
  • Function/position (athlete, coach, technician…)
  • Passport country 
  • Passport number
  • Passport expiration date
  • FIS number (for athletes)

For more information about Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) click here.

Team Captains Meeting

As per Schedule


Bibs will be distributed at Team Captain Meetings

Equipment storage /Wax

Inn at Big White

Prize Money 

To be confirmed:

Each M/F Category:

1st - $300

2nd - $200

3rd - $100


FIS Policy


Medical Plan for the Event will be provided to the Team Captains

COVID-19 Information


Regulations & Insurance

The Welcome to Paradise - Para Snowboard World Cup will fall under the The International Para Snowboard Competition Rules (ICR) 2022/2023 

With the issuance of a license to participate in FIS competitions and entry,

the National Ski Association confirms that valid and sufficient accident

insurance for training and competition is in place for the competitor and

assumes full responsibility. For more information please see art. 204.2 and 212 of the ICR.


The organizers do not accept liability for any injury/damage to persons/belongings


General Management Chairperson

Cathy Astofooroff

Address: Box 2040, Kelowna, BC V1X 4K5

Phone: 250-442-6928

Email: opfabj@gryhf.arg


Canada Snowboard Rep

Maggie Dekking


Phone: 587-893-8844



Chief of Race

Flynn Seddon

Address: Big White Ski Resort

Phone: 250-826-0125

E-mail: sfrqqba@ovtjuvgr.pbz


FIS Para Race Director

Alex Andreis




Martijn Oostijd






FIS Para Race Admin

Angela Schornstein



Rescue/Medical Service

Andrew Gobeil (Big White Ski Patrol)

Phone: 250-491-6160
E-mail: NTborvy@ovtjuvgr.pbz


Team Captains Meeting

White Crystal Conference Room

White Crystal Lodge, Big White Village


Official Notice Board Location

White Crystal Conference Room

White Crystal Lodge, Big White Village


Presented By...

Swatch - ParadiseToyota - Paradise

Sponsored by...

Li-Ning - Paradise

Canada SnowboardFIS SNOWBOARD WORLD CUPBig WhiteBC SnowboardBC GovGovernment of Canada - Paradise